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    Cabinet has given instructions for the drafting of an ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007 Bill, 2006.
    Information Minister, Senator Burchell Whiteman, who made the disclosure at yesterday’s (March 20) post Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, explained that all countries, which will be hosting matches, were required to enter into a host venue agreement with the Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007 and the ICC, inclusive of sunset legislation to provide for certain provisions to be put in place prior to, during, and a short period after the event.
    Senator Whiteman said matters addressed by the Bill include: the granting of power to the Commissioner of Police to institute measures for the control of vehicular or pedestrian traffic, including the closure of roads and the removal of improperly parked vehicles; regulation of entry to and exit from the stadium; prohibition of dangerous objects and weapons in a stadium or any other object, which could hinder or interfere with patrons and players; and broadcasting and other commercial rights.
    The term “sunset legislation” is defined in the host venue agreement to mean “legislation that will be required to facilitate the efficient and effective hosting of CWC 2007, which should be drafted and approved by CARICOM and or CWC 2007.

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